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Old Posted Dec 28, 2016, 4:25 AM
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Full-time enrollment has grown nearly 13 percent in the past five years, and demand for on-campus housing has forced the university to get creative with existing space.
Big questions loom, however, including where to construct a traditional 400-bed dormitory and how to pay for that expense while also launching a major overhaul of Woods House, which was built 45 years ago.
"We are at a point that our growth is going to essentially cap out, given the residential housing we have, unless we expand," said MSU President Clif Smart. "We have, for several months, been working a proposal.

If approved, the new residence hall could open as early as the 2019-20 school year.
The board, in deciding to move forward, would also have to weigh in on a final location. Several options are on the table, including:
• A university-owned lot on Walnut Street, just south of Kentwood Hall
• Privately owned property on Holland Avenue, across from Strong Hall
• A site that would replace an existing parking lot."
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